Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma of the lung; report of a case

S. Otani, T. Kawai, R. Higashi, I. Yamadori

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We experienced a case of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma of the lung. The patient was 50-year-old woman. She had been pointed out a lung abnormal shadow on chest X-ray. A lung biopsy by a bronchofiberscope failed to diagnose, and an open lung biopsy under video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) offered diagnosis as a MALT lymphoma. We performed the tumor resection (a upper-middle lobectomy of the right lung with hilar and mediastinal lymph node dissection under VATS). The post-operative course of the patient was uneventful and she has been free from the disease until now. MALT lymphoma has been a comparatively rare disease, but once the curative resection is performed the prognosis of the disease is good.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-252
Number of pages4
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004

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  • Medicine(all)


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